Montesquieu is quoted as having written the following.
religion is a stranger to mere despotic power. The mildness so
frequently recommended in the Gospel is incompatible with the despotic
rage with which a prince punishes his subjects, and exercises himself in
cruelty. As this religion forbids the plurality of wives, its princes
are less confined, less concealed from their subjects, and consequently
have more humanity: they are more disposed to be directed by laws, and
more capable of perceiving that they cannot do whatever they please."
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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